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What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

A travel backpack is the single most important piece of equipment for the traveler who spends a lot of time on the road or trail. It carries all your gear, makes you look stylish and can even serve as an impromptu pillow or cuddle buddy (hey, won’t judge). Not all […]

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6 Things You Might Not Have Thought About for That Overseas Adventure

If you’re leaving the country—hooray! for you—there are a few things you might not have thought about for getting ready. Luckily for you, we did think of a few. Your Papers Please Sure everyone knows you need a passport to travel just about anywhere these days, but did you realize […]


A Woman Backpacker’s Guide to Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Ladies, you’ve done it. You’ve booked your plane ticket to Southeast Asia…a most exciting and pivotal step in planning for your life-changing trip. Now, it’s time to buckle down and think about resources, gear and a backpack. Southeast Asia is filled with varying cultures, where conservative tradition is highly regarded […]

7 Most Beautiful Castles in Portugal

Portugal is home to countless castles and fortresses, which are dispersed across the country. Today, the ruins and original structures of these castles welcome travelers to explore the non-seaside areas of Portugal. These top seven castles are the most beautiful and prominent structures in the country. Pena National Palace Located […]

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

Tired of the same old turn down service? Bored with big chains? Add some excitement to your next vacation by booking a room at one of these incredibly cool and totally unique hotels. Bed down in a Beagle, fall asleep under water, or see what it’s like to snooze in […]

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

Got a bad case of the travel bug? You’re not alone. The remedy just might be included in the list below. Set aside an afternoon to take in these seven incredibly inspiring TEDTalks, all centered around the magic of travel. Warning: side effects may include an even larger urge to […]

6 Travel Destinations To Leave Your Mark

Heartfelt notes on Juliet’s balcony, padlocks hanging from Parisian bridges, notes wedged into the Western Wall. For tourists looking to leave a part of themselves as they make their way across the globe, these hotspots are a dream come true. While some cities are looking to change the rules, you […]

Berlin’s Most Unique and Unusual Hotels

Berlin’s Most Unique and Unusual Hotels

Berlin is notable for its artistic counter culture. Public art, graffiti and memorials occupy city streets and public spaces. Now, Berlin’s creativity has moved indoors. Today, travelers sleep surrounded by eclectic designs questioning the artist’s thoughts and emotions. Unique and out-of-this-world conceptions unite to produce unusual hotels, stimulated with a […]


Earth Day: Connecting the World Through Voluntourism

Earth Day is right around the corner and you might be wondering how you can give back to good ol’ Gaia. While hundreds of businesses use Earth Day as a day of volunteerism, taking to the trail or a local rive to cleanup, replant of renew, many other people look […]


7 Reasons You Should Go To Iceland

With limited daylight during the winter months and its relatively isolated location, Iceland doesn’t usually make top 10 lists when it comes to must-visit destinations. Which is a real shame, when you consider how much there is to see and do in this breathtakingly beautiful country. From where to find […]